By >Daimaou - G.G-B
2 New Cyber-Shot 3D Capable and TransferJet Ready by Sony
Whether you like it or not, Sony’s vision of the future is 3D, covering Video Games, TVs, Blu-Ray Recorders/Players, Camcorders or Cameras and today’s press conference about the company’s latest Cyber-Shot is just a reminder that 3D is here to stay.
Divided in 2 Series with the W Series and its DSC-WX5 as well as the T Series with its DSC-TX9 and DSC-T99 (Not 3D Capable), Sony’s all the latest point and shoot come with one common point: Being capable of Shooting Photos in 3D to be later played on TV or on the PS3 (Via a Specific software that will be made available this September on the PSN) .
Impressive 3D photos
Other functions including 3D Panorama mode, as well as the 3D Swing Multi-Angle mode allowing you to take 3D photo of one object in different angles amplify the 3D aspect of your photos.
Each model can be plugged directly into a 3D-Capable TV in order to immediately watch your 3D shots without the needs of a PC.
Later this September Sony will also provide a dedicated 3D Viewer for the PS3 giving you the possibility of not only enjoying 3D photos via your PS3, but also navigating through your photos (Zoom, Pan) increasing the 3D effect drastically. We had the chance to test this during today’s press conference and the result is really impressive, giving you the sensation of literally jumping into the pictures you are looking at.
Finally a good news for anyone who have been desperate to get a TransferJet-powered camera, Today’s models, all of them, are TransferJet-capable letting you transfer photos/videos from your camera to your PC without the need of any cable. More on TransferJet here after the Jump
The Cameras in Details
The first model introduced today by Sony was their DSC-WX5 (Available this August in Japan), featuring a 12.8Mpix Exmor R CMOS, a 5x Optical Zoom, a 2.8” Touch screen, Record video (AVCHD) in both 1080/60i @ 17Mbps and 720/30p @ 6Mbps, ISO Speed Range 125 – 3200, HDMI Out, Support of both SD and Memory Stick memory.
The second model introduced was the DSC-TX9, featuring a 12.8Mpix Exmor R CMOS, a 4x Optical Zoom, a 3.5” TruBlack Touch screen, Record video (AVCHD) in both 1080/60i @ 17Mbps and 720/30p @ 6Mbps, ISO Speed Range 125 – 3200,, HDMI Out, Support of both SD and Memory Stick memory.
And finally the DSC-T99, featuring a 14.1Mpix Super HAD CCD CMOS, a 4x Optical Zoom, a 3” Touch screen, Record video (AVCHD) in both 1080/60i @ 17Mbps and 720/30p @ 6Mbps, ISO Speed Range 125 – 3200, Support of both SD and Memory Stick memory. This model is unfortunately not 3D-Capable.
Finally, and depending on your model of choice, you will be able to “Pimp” your Cybershot thanks to some pre-design patterns only available via Sony’s Online Store.
• 12.2 megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor and new Superior Auto mode for superb images with DSLR-style low noise performance
• 1080i Full HD movie recording for playback on your HD TV
• World’s first compact still cameras with 3D Sweep Panorama
• Sweep Multi Angle for exciting 3D-style viewing effects
• Background defocus mode for stunning professional effects
Experience a new dimension of photo excitement with this summer’s colourful additions to the Cyber-shot™ family of digital cameras from Sony.
Beautifully slim, light and easy to use, the Cyber-shot™ WX5 and TX9 boast exciting new features for outstanding still picture quality compared with conventional compact cameras. Capable of shooting detail-packed Full HD (1920 x 1080, 50i) AVCHD movie clips, they’re also the first Cyber-shot™ cameras from Sony that can capture amazing 3D images to enjoy on any 3D-compatible TV.
Superior Auto mode: incredible low-noise images
The WX5 and TX9 are the first Cyber-shot™ cameras that can capture extremely low-noise images, evoking the expressive power of a digital SLR camera.
Powered by the 12.2 megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor, Superior Auto mode captures a high-speed burst of up to six frames when you press the shutter button. Camera settings are automatically optimised according to shooting conditions. Cyber-shot™ then combines information from each frame to create an exquisite, low-noise picture with wide dynamic range, as enjoyed by DSLR photo enthusiasts.
As an extra refinement, new Background Defocus makes it easy to achieve pro-style images, similar to the results achieved with a DSLR camera and wide-aperture lens. Cyber-shot™ rapidly shoots two frames when the shutter button is pressed. Position information between the foreground and background is analysed automatically, creating a single picture with your subject in sharp focus and a beautifully blurred background. New Soft Skin mode flatters portrait subjects even further, automatically removing small wrinkles and skin blemishes for effortlessly beautiful results.
First-ever 3D Cyber-shot™ cameras
For the first time ever, 3D Sweep Panorama lets you shoot incredible 3D images without needing a bulky, complex double-lens camera system.
Just press the shutter button: the advanced Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor inside the Cyber-shot™ WX5 and TX9 captures a high-speed burst of frames as you sweep the camera from side to side. Information from up to 100 images is automatically combined to create a stereoscopic pair of frames. You can enjoy the incredible results by connecting the camera by HDMI to your 3D-compatible TV.
Cyber-shot™ offers even more exciting 3D image possibilities. Also new this year, Sweep Multi Angle shoots a high-speed burst of fifteen frames, creating a ‘3D-style’ image of your subject that can be viewed from different angles. After shooting, just tilt the Cyber-shot™ from side to side: sensors inside the camera detect your movements, scrolling through the sequence of multi-angle frames as you tilt and view the camera’s LCD screen. Multi-angle views can also be viewed simultaneously on an ordinary 2D television as you tilt the camera.
You can also enjoy breath-taking panoramic shots with the Cyber-shot™ TX9 while you’re snorkelling or diving. Add an optional marine housing and select Underwater Sweep Panorama mode that optimises white balance for clear, natural results with underwater subjects.
Cyber-shot™ T99 – more style, more colour
Also available this summer, the beautifully sculpted Cyber-shot™ T99 is guaranteed to turn heads with a choice of gorgeous new colour options. Inside its slim, curvaceously sculpted lines there’s plenty of smart technology – from Sweep Panorama and 720p HD movie recording to new Soft Skin mode. Like the Cyber-shot™ TX9, the T99 also features new Underwater Sweep Panorama mode for extra-wide sub-aqua scenes.
The beautiful, easy to use Cyber-shot™ WX5, TX9 and T99 digital cameras by Sony are available from mid-September 2010.